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Smartarray 641 BBWC Battery Charge Time?

Chad Kasper
Occasional Advisor

Smartarray 641 BBWC Battery Charge Time?

I just installed some 128Mb BBWC into 4 641 raid cards in my Proliant ML350s. How long does it take the battery to fully charge? I can't not find that information anywhere. I figured about 2 or 3 hours, but it is longer. I wanted to enable WBC before tomorrows work day.

Thanks,
Chad
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Chad Kasper
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smartarray 641 BBWC Battery Charge Time?

Oh, I did upgrade the firmware on the 641 to 2.34 tonight, AFTER installing the BBWC. The message I keep getting is that the battery is failed and/or charging and WWBC cannot be initialized until the battery is fully charged. It would be cool if the manager utility could give a percentage or ETA till full charge.

Thanks,
Chad
Chad Kasper
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smartarray 641 BBWC Battery Charge Time?

N/M. It looks like about 4 1/2 hours. I'm configuring them now.

Thank you,
Chad
Chad Kasper
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smartarray 641 BBWC Battery Charge Time?

After 4 1/2 hours the warning message dissapeared in the array configuration utility and I could enable array acceleration.

Thanks,
Chad